Octavo (155 x 120 mm.) full contemporary green cloth binding with pasted paper title label to upper board, spine with gilt ruling, light wear. With general map of England and Wales, letterpress title page with extreme upper right corner torn away no loss, Preface, Contents, List of Mail-Coaches and 42 maps of the counties, North and South Wales as called for, each with leaf of descriptive text.
This fine little series of maps was first published by James Wallis (fl.1810-25) as ‘Wallis’ New Pocket Edition of the English Counties or Traveller’s Companion’ c.1812. A further edition was published c.1814 before they were used in two works by Patrick Martin: the extremely rare ‘Sportsman’s Almanack’ and the ‘New Travellers Guide’. William Lewis (fl.1796-1838) acquired the plates c.1818 and immediately published this atlas in 1819. In 1835 Lewis re-titled the work as ‘Lewis’s New Traveller’s Guide, and Panorama of England & Wales’ with a new typographic title page. It was for sale at ‘Ten Shillings and Sixpence’ as stated on the cover title. A further edition was published in 1836, offered here. It is otherwise unaltered with the price being the same. Despite calling for 44 maps as originally published by Wallis, there are only 43. Carroll (1996) 68; Chubb (1927) 365; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).